Mars – Spatial Elevator – Descent at dusk

Illustration based on the Red Mars novel, showing the space elevator as seen from the descent of one of its cars, while the base of the cable is under dusk.

Made with Gimp (and partly with Blender y Inkscape) on Linux-Ubuntu in 2014.
The Making Of page details all the process behind this complex image, made almost entirely with topographical and photographical elemnts from NASA.
To see the image in HD, click here, and to see the Making Of in HD, it’s here.